Updated: Apr 6
One of the biggest breakthroughs I had in business and marriage was to rejoice both in the good and the bad times.
The way I look at challenges in business and marriage now is as a test of my faithfulness and obedience. The more tests that I pass, the bigger the places that God can take me and my business.
For example, I know I can’t make a million dollars until I can faithfully manage 1/2 a million dollars. Also, I can’t manage 10 clients until I’ve learned to manage 5.
In the same way, I can’t handle bigger and more complex issues in my business and family until I have handled smaller ones. Remember, the bigger my company gets, the more money I bring in, the more complex the problems will be. Biggy hit the nail on the head – more money, more problems.
So if I’m praying for God to increase my business and also make my marriage great again, I’ve understood that I’m indirectly asking God to increase my problems, now TWO FOLD – get it?
But don’t worry, the problems are only a test.
We Godpreneurs go through ups and downs in the rollercoaster of life almost daily. Every new level of our businesses and marriages will bring on new challenges. HOW we handle those issues will reflect our level of spiritual maturity and our ability to break through to the next level in our businesses.
The Bible says:
I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. (Philippians 4:11-12 NIV)
You have a choice every day to go through the journey of marriage and Godpreneurship looking at it as a test or a burden. God’s only going to promote you if you can be faithful with a little (Luke 16:10) because He doesn’t give us more than we can handle (1 Cor 10:13).
How will you respond the next time an employee picks up and leaves without notice? How will you handle the next time your spouse tells you they don’t love you? How will you handle the next client that doesn’t pay on time for work rendered? Remember, it’s only a test!
We Godpreneurs are not afraid when problems hit our business and personal life, but instead, we are confident in the Lord.
The key to having faith that God will move mountains is to praise Him all the time. He already has plans for our businesses and marriages to prosper (Jer 29:11)!